Spotted on the street outside The Senator Diner on Victoria Friday night: Publicist Gino Empry‘s car. Gino may “belong to the stars,” but he still gets parking tickets like the rest of us apparently, since there was a sheet of the dreaded yellow paper under his windshield wiper. More distressing than the ticket, however, were the four, count ’em four, bobble-heads on the dashboard. How, you may ask, did Torontoist know that it was G. Empry’s car parked there? Do we memorize the makes and models that all Torontonian happiness gurus drive? No, the license plate was a dead giveaway: G. Empry.
In other carpark news, stopping by the Forest Hill Loblaws at St. Clair and Bathurst on Saturday, Torontoist was greeted by a couple of dudes spending their holiday weekend selling Peter Kent, Global News anchor turned media-bias-cryin’ Conservative Party candidate. They were handing out flyers asking shoppers to consider voting for Mr. Kent in the next federal election, whenever that may be… Inside the automatic doors, Torontoist found a more pressing cause to pay attention to: Volunteers from the local food bank looking for donations. Perhaps if Kent’s flyer-hander-outers had been collecting for the local food bank as well as pushing tax cuts, we might have been more willing to consider sending the anchor away to Ottawa. (By the way, just because Thanksgiving is over doesn’t mean that there aren’t still 66,500 children in families who rely on food banks in the GTA.)